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Black Friday presents a window of opportunity for cyber criminals

The upcoming period, starting with Black Friday on 29th November and running through to the January sales, presents a window of opportunity for cyber criminals. During this time, there are increased opportunities for threat actors to conduct operations that impact both individuals and corporations. A primary factor contributing to this escalation is the hugely increased volume of payment transactions seen across this period – both online and at physical retailers. This increase in transaction

CyberGuard warns companies to prepare following latest £40 million cyber-attack

The latest major cyber-attack that cost a Norwegian company an estimated £40 million should act as a warning to businesses to make better preparations, according to a Midlands security company. CyberGuard Technologies, part of the OGL Computer Services Group based in the West Midlands, was referring to aluminium giant Norsk Hydro, which has put the cost of its March cyber-attack at up to 450 million Norwegian Kroner (c.£40 million). The

Cybersecurity and compliance in an uncertain climate

Data Protection Day marked the start of a challenging year for businesses, at a time of political and economic uncertainty, the opportunity for cyber attack increases dramatically. This means that organisations must recognise that they face a growing number of sophisticated attacks, many of which will generate breaches that could result in a number of consequences ranging from regulatory action to class action lawsuits. 2018 saw more than double the number

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